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The lottery-panel task for bi-dimensional parameter-free elicitation of risk attitudes

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  • Aurora García-Gallego

    () (GLOBE-Economics Dpt., U. Granada & LEE-Ec. Dpt., U. Jaume I (Spain))

  • Nikolaos Georgantzís

    () (GLOBE-Economics Dpt., Universidad de Granada (Spain) & BELIS, Murat Sertel Center for Advanced Economic Studies, Istanbul Bilgi University (Turkey))

  • Ainhoa Jaramillo-Gutiérrez

    () (Economics & Finance Dpt., Universidad Castilla la Mancha (Spain))

  • Melanie Parravano

    () (LEE-Economics Dpt., Universitat Jaume I (Spain))

Abstract

We propose a simple task for the elicitation of risk attitudes, initially used in Sabater-Grande and Georgantzís (2002) [SGG], capturing two dimensions of individual decision making: subjects’ average willingness to choose risky projects and their sensitivity towards variations in the return to risk. We report results from a large dataset obtained from the test and discuss regularities and the desirability of its bi-dimensionality when used to explain behaviour in other contexts.

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  • Aurora García-Gallego & Nikolaos Georgantzís & Ainhoa Jaramillo-Gutiérrez & Melanie Parravano, 2010. "The lottery-panel task for bi-dimensional parameter-free elicitation of risk attitudes," ThE Papers 10/12, Department of Economic Theory and Economic History of the University of Granada..
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    1. Paolo Crosetto & Antonio Filippin, 2013. "The “bomb” risk elicitation task," Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Springer, vol. 47(1), pages 31-65, August.
    2. Annarita Colasante & Aurora García-Gallego & Andrea Morone & Tiziana Temerario, 2017. "The utopia of cooperation: does intra-group competition drive out free riding?," Working Papers 2017/08, Economics Department, Universitat Jaume I, Castellón (Spain).
    3. Paolo Crosetto & Antonio Filippin, 2016. "A theoretical and experimental appraisal of four risk elicitation methods," Experimental Economics, Springer;Economic Science Association, vol. 19(3), pages 613-641, September.

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    Decision-making; Lotteries; Risk aversion;

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